Report of Conferences Held in Washington, D.C. on June 25, 1981 by Members of Rochester, N.Y. Groups Denied Visas by the Republic of South Africa

by Robert McKinney, Genesee Ecumenical Ministries
Rochester, New York, United States
Late June or July 1981
Publisher: Genesee Ecumenical Ministries
2 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: Angola, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Report on a visit to Washington, D.C. by members of a Rochester delegation of clergy and academics who were denied visas by South African government after efforts of nearly 18 months. Six of the 11 members of the group spent a day visiting U.S. Senators, Representatives, State Department officers, church organization leaders, and an aide at the South African Embassy to register their continuing concern about U.S. relations with South Africa, conditions in southern Africa, and the right to travel as a sine qua non of informed citizenship. The group discussed several policy issues, including that the Congress retain the Clark Amendment prohibiting CIA involvement in Angola; that the Reagan administration and Congress consider the Rockefeller Foundation-funded study South Africa: Time Running Out; that all U.S. Government leaders be unequivocal in the condemnation of apartheid; and that the U.S. demonstrate its profound opposition to apartheid through such actions as sanctions, embargoes, disinvestment, and divestment.
Used by permission of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Archives of the Greater Rochester (NY) Community of Churches.
Collection: Rochester anti-apartheid movement (Richard S. Gilbert collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections